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Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues

05/19/2017

CLO Pros to Huddle Over Loan Shortage

A lack of fresh assets and continuing regulatory pressures will take center stage at this year’s biggest collateralized loan obligation...

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05/12/2017

Fitch's Dean to Aid Kroll's Growth Effort

Kroll has hired former Fitch executive Michael Dean as head of issuer relations for its asset-backed bond rating unit.

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05/05/2017

China Institutions Hesitating on US CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals in the U.S. are backing away from predictions for an influx of China-based investors.

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04/28/2017

Semper Alumni Prepare for Fund Launch

Two veteran structured-product traders who previously worked together at Semper Capital are starting a hedge fund.

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04/21/2017

Colorado Opens Door to Utility-Fee Deals

Colorado lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow power companies in the state to issue asset-backed securities with a provision for...

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04/07/2017

Mortgage-Bond Lawyers End Storied Careers

Two veteran mortgage-finance attorneys who played key roles in the creation of the Structured Finance Industry Group are retiring from the business.

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03/31/2017

Morgan Stanley Chases Risk-Transfer Gigs

Morgan Stanley has hired a bond-structuring specialist to help it gain a presence as an underwriter of risk-transfer deals from Fannie Mae and Freddie...

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03/24/2017

Founders Part Ways With Sierra, Skopos

Sierra Auto Finance founder Sam Ellis and Skopos Financial co-founder Mark Gallas have separately left the subprime auto lenders.

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03/17/2017

Securitization Pros Tackle Diamond Deal

Investment-banking firm Castle Placement is shopping a securitization of trade receivables tied to an unusual asset: diamonds.

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03/10/2017

Head of Agency Initiative Shown the Door

The founder of the Common Securitization Platform has been dismissed.

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03/03/2017

LendIt Confab to Showcase Improvement

With the marketplace-lending business on the mend, industry participants are eyeing the sector’s main-event conference as an opportunity to display...

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02/24/2017

Synthetic Structure Pitched for Capital Relief

J.C. Flowers & Co. and Sandler O’Neill & Partners are pitching a program under which community banks could gain capital relief for their holdings of...

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